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Hurl meaning

hurl - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.
  2. 2. To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective.
  3. 3. To twist or turn.
  4. 4. To hurl one's self; to go quickly.
  5. 5. To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something ( at another).
  6. 6. To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.
  7. 7. The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling.
  8. 8. Tumult; riot; hurly- burly.
  9. 9. A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.
  10. 10. To throw with violence.

hurl - examples of usage

  1. So gentle, too, are many of them, that the youngest infant might be safely entrusted to their keeping; and yet, if insulted or annoyed by a grown- up person, the same animal might hurl him to the ground with a blow of his trunk, or crush him with his ponderous feet. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I saw Everett, secretary to T- S, and Korwsky, secretary of the tailor's union; I saw some one leap at Everett and strike him a ferocious blow in the teeth, and two other men leap upon the little Russian and hurl him to the ground. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. The sea still ran very high, but though every surge continued to hurl its head of snow, and the heavens to resemble ink from contrast with the passage, as it seemed, close under them of these pallid bodies, there was less spite in its wash, less fury in its blow. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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